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“lovely place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Des Epices

Cafe Des Epices
75, Rahba Lakdima (Spice Square) | Place des épices, Marrakech, Morocco
+212 5243-91770
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Ranked #89 of 588 Restaurants in Marrakech
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $6
Cuisines: Fast Food, Sandwiches, Tea Room, Soups
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night
Description: In the heart of the Medina and Souks of Marrakech lies the Rahba Kedima spice square, where old women gather to pound henna for traditional tattoos and sell hand knitted hats, while seasoned vendors run the surrounding spice stores. Within this setting is the now famed Cafe des Epices, the perfect meeting place and rest stop from the heat and commotion of the souks. The inexpensive menu is focused on the simple and fresh, offering teas and coffee, freshly made juices, sandwiches, salads and crepes. The design is correspondingly simple: deliberately paired down and basic in order to offer a peaceful resting place after the visual overload of the Souks. Built over 3 floors, the top terrace offers great views over the square and surrounding Medina, the non-smoking 2nd floor salon is a great place to lounge and the ground floor and outdoor tables are fantastic places from which to watch the colourful comings and goings of the spice square market. Open daily from 9am to 10pm
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“lovely place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

we only happened upon this cafe as we were needing to show our friend how to use pinterest so we needed wifi ( pronounced wiffy in morocco), but since we were there we sampled som elovely fresh juices and pastries and it was delighful and very good value. Really relaxed atmos and it is in a lovely square just outside the main souk 'high street', easy to find and a pleasure to be in...

Visited January 2013
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“Go right to the top!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Sweet place, nice juices, coffee, good service. Even have hats if you need one. lovely view! Fun and we met nice people there too.

Visited February 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Great place to watch the world from”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

The cafe is a great place to watch the world from and has a lovely roof terrace, the coffee isn't great but the atmosphere is!

Visited February 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Nice little rest spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

In Marrakech in summer you need a few stops in the heat when exploring the souks! I stopped here for a drink with friends on the way back from the souks. A little warning, the lemon juice really is squeezed lemons and extremely sour but very refreshing (after some sugar had been added!). You can sit and watch the world go by, a nice little spot!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“I love the terrace on the top”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

in the center of Marrakesh souk. When entering from the souk, go straight and then look for the "place des epices". Little cafe on this place. Food is normal, Tea is Ok. WHAT you have to do there is to have your the on the roof.

Visited January 2013
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